I know that whatever The Creator does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And The Creator does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].
That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and The Creator seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].
Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.
I said in my heart, The Creator will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work.
I said in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, The Creator is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without The Creator] they are but like beasts.
Ha! There you have it! There you have the reason for all the horrors taking place in our midst right now. In one last paragraph of the quote: The Creator is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without The Creator] they are but like beasts.
The question I must consider is, ‘Where is the Creator in my life?’ ‘Who controls me?’ Who created me?’ Who is my higher power? ‘Myself?’ ‘The Universe?’ ‘Buddha?’ ‘My belief?’ ‘My church?’ ‘My pastor?’ ‘The hero/heroin I admire?’ ‘The powers to be in this world?’ ‘Knowledge?’ ‘My University?’ ‘Who? What controls me?’
Been there. Done that. You know what? In time. In His time? My Father/Creator revealed to me the answer to all those questions, not just for my benefit, but! For the benefit of all He places in my path.